ABOUT US

The Adv_™ is an immersive forum weaponising empathy*

We facilitate participants from general, public and/or private sectors to Develop, Support and Counter socio/political agendas through designed experiences. 

Our vision is to challenge the idea of ir/responsible knowledge**, we create the opportunity for first-hand insight into structures and methods of power, making participants aware of how to reshape society.

Our mission is to create a space for strategic empathy and dialogue. We achieve this by investigating the Mindset/s necessary to make a local, national and global impact. Our Scenario/s set the scene for participants to identify motivations and clarify their intentions, in order to develop new operational Framework/s and tactics within public and private affairs.

TESTIMONIALS

KEY TERMS

*The offensive or defensive application of understanding.

** The liability of sharing facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education.

 
 

OUR TEAM

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CL— Q 
Director

Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo is an internationally exhibiting Designer, awarding-winning Director of 'Hertz' (BFI Future Film Festival: Best Documentary) currently on BFI Player, Writer, Global Speaker and Lecturer. Operating on the axis of Design and Politics; CL-Q is the Director of The Adv_ Forum, weaponising empathy. He is also the Founder of the research archive Unmaterialised, which uses design to investigate political influence on global narratives, beliefs & systems. 

Unmaterialised  |  The Adv_


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KOAT ALEER
Advisor : Consultancy & Framework/s

Koat Aleer is an international law specialist with particular interest in Africa with a wide array of experience in various capacity from international organisations including the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association, African Prisons Project and the United Nations Dispute Tribunal, International Organisation for Migration and the African Union. She holds a Masters of Law and Bachelors of Law from the University of Leeds and a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.

Keynote


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MO-LING CHUI
Advisor : Academic Engagement

Mo-Ling Chui is the course leader for B.A. (Hons) Design Management and Cultures at, UAL : London College of Communication. She is a creative director, marketing communications strategist, project manager, curator, and educator with more than 20 years of international experience, including orienting brands to Chinese markets. Her research and creative practice applies ethnographic and human-centred approaches to develop cultural intelligence and social design projects.

BA (Hons) DMC  |  Bio


 
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NIGEL STEWART
Advisor : Business Operations

Nigel Stewart is a UK based businessman and social entrepreneur who holds the position of Director at learning institute Centre of Pan African Thought and The Care Plus Group in London. Nigel’s career spans 15 years in the fields of asset management, property and corporate finance. Nigel also works extensively as a consultant, specialising in coaching and mentoring start-ups and small caps on corporate strategy.

Centre of Pan-African Thought


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PHILIP HOWE
Advisor : Scenario/s R&D

Philip Howe is a London based writer and curator whose work focuses on the intersections of contemporary art and radical politics. Having graduated MA Art & Politics at Goldsmiths College in 2013, with a particular focus on conflict and emerging technologies, Philip now produces expansive projects and exhibitions with a/political, a non-profit organisation dedicated to collaborations with socio-political artists that tour institutions globally.

A/Political


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STEPHANIE SINGER
Advisor : Audience Experience

Stephanie is an award-winning composer and creative director. Her work has featured at the Royal Opera House, FutureFest, The Roundhouse and more. In 2014 she founded BitterSuite, an internationally touring sensory music concept. In 2017 she conceived and directed ‘Open Senses’, a city-wide festival of sensory arts. Her work has been featured internationally in publications including The Guardian and Smithsonian.

BitterSuite  |  Open Senses


 

BECOME AN ADVISOR

Are you interested in joining our board? Do you have extensive experience/or knowledge within the political-sciences or the design industry?
Do you want to see The Adv_ grow and expand?


 

WORK WITH US

THE ADV_™ is collaborative by nature, attracting a diverse and/or niche audience.

 

HOST ADV_FORUM

Are you an institution or venue?
Are you interested in hosting a diverse range of people engaging with challenging discussions?
At one of our Adv_Forum we stage four scenarios accommodating approx. 160- 200 participants in a day.

Email Us with subject title "HOST Adv_Forum"


LICENCE SCENARIO/s

Do you have an upcoming event, conference or exhibition coming? Are you interested in staging one of our scenario/s. Let us know.

Email Us with subject title "LICENCE : (Title of scenario)"


DEVELOP SCENARIO/s

Whether you work in the private sector wanting to test new a new policy or company strategy, or you are you interested in collaboratively developing a new scenario for the general public, get in contact we have experience in both. circumstances

Email Us with subject title "DEVELOP New Scenario"


 

HOW TO SUPPORT

Want to contribute to THE ADV_™ but don't know how?

 

VOLUNTEER TIME

Like what we do and want to get involved? Get in touch with what you are excited about getting involved with.

Email Us with subject title "VOLUNTEER : (Skillset)"


INVITE US

We welcome the opportunity to present and develop work for; conferences, exhibitions, festivals and panels.

Email Us with subject title "INVITATION : (Activity)"


DONATE HERE

Contributions we receive enable us to continue to break new ground, work with young people and the wider community.

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